Who is the culprit

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  1. lourensmocke

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    Every now and then I have a fish with a bite out of it's tailfin.

    Grows back fine and then couple of days/weeks later I notice a similar thing on another fish. It looks like something took a bite.

    I have a relatively large yellow tip crab and a decent sized coral banded shrimp. Is it possible that one of these two could be causing this?

    I am not specifically target feeding these guys.
     
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    yellow tip hermits, the local ones grows up to max 20mm. Doubt it will be him
     
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    Ok, thank you. Possibly the cbs?
     
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    What fish do you have and which is being bitten?
     
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    I have the following fish:
    Male and female anthia
    Yellow tang
    Regal tang
    Mandarin
    Royal Gramma
    Red firefish
    Purple firefish
    Male and female clown
    Sandsifting goby

    On different occasions, I had a bite out of the female and male anthia, regal tang and last I noticed was the mandarin (also looks like a scar on the body).

    This happens every now and then.
     
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    Id blame them
     
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    had the same problem i think its crabs from live rock
     
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